Tenderfest 2021

The Tenderloin Museum, Larkin St Youth Services, Skywatchers, & CounterPulse
Thu, Mar 11, 6pm-7:30pm PST on Zoom
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Join us for a virtual summit exploring what it means to make art in the Tenderloin and view new work created during the pandemic.

About this Event

Join the Tenderloin Museum, in collaboration with CounterPulseSkywatchers, and Larkin Street Youth Services, for Tenderfest, a virtual summit that explores what it means to make art in the Tenderloin and showcases new work created during the pandemic.

Born out of a long-term dialogue amongst these four anchor organizations of community art-making in the Tenderloin, Tenderfest celebrates the musicians, actors, poets, painters, and makers of all stripes who enliven and uplift the neighborhood with their creative vision.

How does a sense of place and community affect art-making in the Tenderloin? Is there an aesthetic that unifies art, artists, and their practices? How have artists sustained their practices despite the challenges posed by the pandemic? Join creatives and staff from each of the participating organizations to discuss these questions as well as to experience some of the work being made through these organizations’ studios, workshops, and gallery spaces. This is a great opportunity to become acquainted with the creative community rooted in the Tenderloin and to learn about the incredible resources available to create work of your own!

Tenderfest will be hosted via Zoom, close-captioned, and free to all. Register today >>

*Tenderfest will conclude with a virtual drum circle led by CounterPulse artists! Have a drum or some percussion instrument on hand to join, and at the end of the event, the moderators will allow audience members to turn on their camera and join in a drum circle to celebrate the Tenderloin and the vibrancy of its arts community!*